DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4402 posts, RR: 37 Reply 18, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
People Express and Piedmont share the honors for me. People Express liberated my hometown, Rochester New York, from high airfares in 1985 and drove traffic up 38 percent in one year. People Express made the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 reality for millions of people in medium-size markets like Rochester. And the employees were a hoot too.
Piedmont was a just plain good airline. They offered very good nonstop (LGA, EWR, BWI, BOS, JFK) and connecting schedules at Rochester, clean planes, reasonable fares, and friendly employees. God bless President Reagan, but he really blew it by allowing US Air to snap Piedmont up and destroy mainline regional competition at Rochester. We've paid the price ever $ince.
BostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 459 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1485 times:
Northeast Airlines....Boston's hometown airline.
o/ "....Northeast Yellowbirds....we fly more to the sun.
Northeast Yellowbirds....our service is number 1.
Wow! our seats are wide....lots more room inside...
Food is cooked on board...have your faith restored.
So just fly away, in the sky away.....
Yellowbirds to the sun..."/o
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1818 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1462 times:
1. First, foremost, and always: Braniff (the original). I miss their colorful planes, their Texas attitude, their FAs' uniforms, and most of all "The Great Pumpkin". Some days I can almost see a BN 727 on final to DCA out my office window.
2. Pan American World Airways. Does anyone else believe as I do that when they went to the bold "PAN AM" scheme that they lost their identity? I loved their 707's in blue and white. I wish I could have flown on one of them before they disappeared.
3. US Airways. I'm starting early. (small joke!)
Flying Colors Forever!
25 Ahlfors: Hands down Carib Air. They were based in Barbados flying 146s to nearby islands from ANU to POS.
26 EyeSky: I have to agree with BostonBeau, I really miss the Northeast Yellowbirds - my first ever commercial flight was on one of their DC-9-30's. Click for la